Four Christians have taken discrimination cases to the European Court of Human Rights. A check-in clerk and nurse were fired or relocated after wearing a cross, while a counsellor and registrar were disciplined after voicing opposition to gay partnerships.
Laws regarding religious freedoms state that employees should be accommodated where reasonably possible. The registrar’s objections would never have caused gay couples to be turned away and the nurse was working in an environment where Sikhs wear traditional bangles.
Had the complainants been evangelising, they would be at fault. But when evangelistic atheists like Richard Dworkins can proselytize, I can’t see why visible Muslims and Christians alike should be sidelined.